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Gunpowder ignites raft of deals for Endemol Shine International

Deals Editor 22-02-2018
Gunpowder 22Feb2018 2Drama Gunpowder, starring Kit Harington and Liv Tyler, will air across multiple new territories after Endemol Shine International has revealed it has signed a number of distribution deals for the Kudos miniseries.

Saudi Arabia to invest US$64BN in entertainment

Media Investment Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2018
Saudi Arabia is to invest US$64 billion in its entertainment sector over the next ten years, as part of a programme of reforms backed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Eros to build content, OTT capability with RIL investment

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2018
Indian over-the-top (OTT) film entertainment provider Eros International plans to significantly increase its content slate and build a competitive advantage for its digital video platform Eros Now after selling a 5% stake to India's largest company Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

Long-form shines as India witnesses 5x video consumption increase

Media Analysis Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2018
Online video consumption in India has grown by almost five times in the past year, with long-form video comprising 96% of content viewed, according to a report from Hotstar.

Orange sees impressive growth

IPTV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-02-2018
orange resultados 22 feb 2018With 650,000 fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) net additions and 620,000 pay-TV households, Spain has become a major growth driver for Orange worldwide.

Pirates get around Spanish block

Security Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-02-2018
Just a few hours after Spain’s Guardia Civil blocked the pirate site Divxtotal, its managers announced shortcuts to continue accessing its pirated content.

HbbTV releases HDR, HFR support

4K/UltraHD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-02-2018
The HbbTV Association has released the HbbTV 2.0.2 standard update which supports Ultra HD technologies like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR).

China's MIGU Video acquires 2,200 hours of BBC content

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 21-02-2018
Telco China Mobile is making a wide array of BBC programming available to around 856 million of its MIGU video viewers, following a deal announced at BBC Worldwide Showcase.

Harmonic aims to hit right note in faster OTT, IPTV delivery

Infrastructure Editor 22-02-2018
Video delivery technology and services provider Harmonic has announced the next evolution of its VOS offerings designed to address the need for increased agility and adaptability for over-the-top (OTT) and IPTV deployments.

UKTV Play comes to Roku, NOW TV

Online Video Editor 22-02-2018
Having just delivered a 75% increase in video-on-demand (VOD) views year-on-year in 2017, UKTV has expanded the reach of its UKTV Play free, TV on-demand service to NOW TV devices and Roku streaming players.

Viaplay customers stream 32 hours of video every month

Ratings/Measurement Editor 22-02-2018
viaplay 11august2017In an indication of why it was the object of a potential purchase by TDC, MTG has revealed that at the end of 2017 each of its Viaplay customers spent an average of 32 hours a month streaming video content, a 25% yearly increase.

Deutsche Telekom makes available AirTies in-home Mesh Wi-Fi routers

Infrastructure Editor 22-02-2018
Hot on the heels of similar wins with Orange and AT&T for its Managed Mesh Solution, AirTies is celebrating another deployment, this time with incumbent German telco Deutsche Telekom.


Rapid TV Everywhere - February 2018